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Edit« ißD Mr. William A. Radford will answer questions and Rive advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertaininp to the subject of building for the readers of this paper. On account of his wide expe rience as Editor. Author and Manufac turer, he is, without doubt, the highest authority on all these subjects. Address all inquiries to William A. Radford. No. 194 Fifth Ave.. Chicago, 111., and only en close two-cent stamp for reply. Can you imagine yourself "Far from the maddening throng," living in a bungalow like this with never a care or a thought except the com fortable exertion of breathing the pure air from (he fields or the woods? To suggest this to the tired city dweller who is caged in a Hat may seem cruel, yet even he or she hopes sometime to live amid such surroundings. A bun galow like this fills the day dreams of thousands of people who are able to keep up their ambition by the hope of some time being far away from j the scenes of confusion and bustle that tax the nerves and the strength. Now to come down out of the clouds to more practical things. The plan of this bungalow, you will observe, is simplicity itself. There is more porch m 't: ■p-y t SE li m than house. And while there are only three rooms, we shall see how roomy the structure can be made. The porch extends all around the house with steps on each of the four sides. This porch is five feet three inches wide. At a very small expense the open spaces between the pillars of the porch can be screened in and screen doors provided at the entrances. Divisions ££SK~ SaB= C53 Porch 34'3 X5 3" — Kitchen I Be.d Rm I Û 079 0" I 13 0 X9 0" Living Rm l£"1 lé 3 XI3 'V : : N d orch 3'0"X5 3" 3E31 5JS2J Floor Plan or partitions of tapestry can divide ihus the entire porch into outdoor bedrooms. Privacy or- protection against beating rains or sunshine can be provided by the placing of canvas shades on rollers at the openings. PIGEONS PECKED FLOWERS Industrious and Pestiferous Squabs Plucked Them At! From the Window Boxes. As the woman and her visitor sat in her den a white pigeon flew down on her window box and began to clicw at the lower leaves. She sprang up and shooed it away. "Do you know some gentle thing that would kill a few pigeons off quietly without hurting them much?" ashe asked as she sat down again. "I don't want to hurt them or the feel ings of my neighbors, who are raising squabs, but I would like some flowers in my window box this summer. Hers are all gone. It's all right for her pigeons to eat her flowers if she'd rather have the squabs, but do you think mine ought to suffer? Every time I call on her I begin to wonder out loud how it is my flowers look so henpecked this summer. I'd call it pigeon pecked if I dared, and they be gin to give all sorts of reasons, she and ber husband and her brother-in 'aw. It's the hot weather, they say. This plan is an ideal conception in tended for the man or woman who wants to live outdoors. In fact, it is a compromise between the outdoors and the indoors. The side of the porch, for instance, adjacent to the kitch en, can be utilized as an outdoor din ing room, and if all the remaining porch space is not needed for bed rooms it can be set aside for other purposes. The building itself is 24 feet square, and the porches added make it 34 feet, three inches square. The living room, provided with win dow seats, as the plan shows, and a cheery fireplace for use in cold weath er, or on rainy days, is 16 feet 3 inches long and 13 feet 9 inches wide. Tin: kitchen is 10 feet long and nine feet wide. A closet is provided off the bedroom, and a pantry of ample size is placed off the kitchen. If the bed room is not used on account of the porch being fitted up for sleeping quarters, this room can be used as a den or as a nursery. The people of this period have come to realize ihe value and hygienic ne cessity of plenty of fresh air. This has come about through long educa tion. The fresh air cure for consump tion is even now established as a fact and camps are maintained in many parts of the country for the treatment of this disease by the fresh air meth od. It is needless to say that no mem ber of a family living in a bungalow like this will ever need treatment for that dread disease. The open window at night is the greatest safeguard against disease. It is in the winter when the windows are closed, shut ting out the pure air, that most ail ments are contracted. The bungalow displayed here can be built for a nominal sum. The in terior of the house, for instance, J where most of the money in building j usually is spent, can bo simplicity it self. The ceilings can be beamed and the s id.' s of the walls finished with paneis or with wainscoting and varnished or stained. As for the exterior, the design is ad mirably adapted to being finished with I cement stucco. On the sheathing tar ! paper should be nailed and over this j furring strips nailed. Then either I expanded metal or wooden lath can I be used. Two coats will be required. The first, or scratch coat, is a mix ture of lime mortar containing plenty of hair, lief ore this coat is dry it should be scratched to make a holding surface for the cement mortar that is or the sun because the flat is on the seventh floor, or I don't water them enough, when all the time I'd just like to get up and say, if I only had the courage, 'You know very well what's the matter with them; it's your darned old pigeons. That's what it is. \ou'll have a fine time eating the squabs when they are ready, but this is the first summer that 1 haven't had the finest flowers ever in my wind boxes, plague take it all!'" A Humble Invention. To forget the inventions of the hour is an impossibility. They are before one at every turn, and many of them contain possibilities vast and much discussed. For that reason it is well occasionally to contemplate some in vention of the past which works un remittingly and inconspicuously for the welfare of mankind. Consider the air brake. How many, when they take a journey by rail, ever take thought of the device which stands ready to insure safety from possible accidents? All are so used to the sibilant noise below the cars that they never consid er its nortentousnesa. Yet bv this an to be tile finloli cnaL This coat oan De applied to bring out any deslrad fin ish. The most popular finish in ce ment stucco is called the slap dash finish, it is applied by being thrown on with a trowel. It makes a rough finish most attractive. DISCLOSURES OF A WILL Prominent London Barrister Found to Have Been Wedded to His Serv ant for Many Years. One of the most unusual romances in many years was unfolded in Lon don recently by the death of Arthur Joseph Munby, a prominent barrister of Fig Tree Court, 83 years old. His will disclosed the fact that for more than thirty-seven years he was wedded to Hannah Cullwick, a servant, and though the world did not know of the union, he was devoted to her and she had as her highest ambition to serve him and cook for him. He spent many months of each year with her in Shif nal, and her relatives knew of the wedding, but his relatives were ignor ant of the marriage. So devoted was Munby that he wrote verse to her. She did not care for books and learning and she had no comprehension of the \ast learning of her husband or his wealth. She did not want to be de pendent upon him and was accustomed practically all her life to work out. ! Munby had ample means to support j her luxuriously, but she did not want i to live in London, bating the city. Munby's business required him to spend part of the year there, but the remainder of the time was devoted tc his wife. She died a few months be fore him, at the age of S4, but Munby did not change his will in which re referred to her as a servant and said of her: "Hannah lias always refused and still refuses to have the position which as my wife she might and could have had, and has always insisted, and ! still insists, on being my servant as well as my wife, lier one grievance be ing that she cannot be my only serv ant, and whereas owing chiefly to this | noble and unselfish resolve of hers I ; have never been able to make known j of my said marriage to my family, ov to the world at large, and the same is known only to her kindred and three of my most intimate college friends, of whom Robert Spencer Borland knows the full circumstances and knows her personally."—New York Press. Stature of Man. A common average of north Euro pean men is live feet nine and one fourth inches. The question opens I an interesting prospect in the study ! of the races of mankind, for stature j is one of the minor differences of j race. The lowest average stature is j that of the 1 "' pygmy races, ijl inches j having been recorded from several dis- j tinct sources in Indonesia. At the oth er extreme TOVà inches has been de- j termined from many series of obser i vations upon Polynesians of the Ton ; gatfiti migration, thus placing then) above the Araucanians of Patagonia, who were long considered the tallest of men. The present system of class ification of the races of men erects its I first division upon the hair and sec j ondary divisions thereunder upon the ! stature. The races of many inches un j der the several classes are the negro j Ethiopian, Indo-Afghan, Arab, Berber ! the fair haired northern Europeans, I Polynesians, North American Indians, Patagonians. The races liarkedly ! below the average height are the j Bushmen, negritos, Dravidha, Ibero I insular, the flaxen haired eastern Eu I ropeans, Ainu, Indonesian, South I American Indian, Central American Eskimo, Lapp.—New York Sun. Because It Had Wings. Little Ben's father caught a bat in the barn and brought it in to show tc his small son, asking him what he thought it was. "Oh, papa!" said little Ben, "it's an angel mouse!"— The Delineator. plication of the power of compressed air, tens of thousands or lives have been preserved, and railroad travel has been made; more expeditious. All this is arrant truism; not a word of it but what has been said scores of times before. But we like to dwell upon the air brake as one of those typical inventions which are doing their work faithfully and humbly while recent creations get the glory and applause.— Collier's. Just Supposing. "Farmers," says a contemporary, "should be trained like lawyers." May the saints preserve us from farm ers trained that way! Suppose the farmer should consider himself attor ney for the animal he wishes to sell and in honor bound to tergiversate concerning the same.—Louisville Courier-Journal. Getting the Habit. "Why do you keep the windows up? The eurtains are blowing all the time," he stormed. "They may have caught the habit," she said, without telling from whom they caught iL — Bonton Record. TOO MUCH ECONOMY GOOD HABIT CAN BE CARRIED TO EXTREMES. Housewife Will Do Well to Guard Against Penuriousness, in Which There Can Be No Pos sible Saving. The housewife who Is so conscien tiously and rigidly economical that she is always bounded and surround ed by reversible silk skirts that should be thrown in the rag bag, or frazzled centerpieces that could be cut up into doilies, or lawn scraps that might be turned into handkerchiefs, should take a whole day off and learn that "every excess is a defect" and "extremes weaken." Sometimes such painful and tedioua ecomonies are necessary. Often they are not. Once in a while they are ridiculous. At times it happens that they even cause misery. Perhaps you remember with what pangs of wound ed pride you went to school in the metamorphosed dress of your elder sister. Perhaps you read about the girl who came back from boarding school and straightway rejected her yourtg country lover because his eco nomical mother had put tucks in his trousers to provide against his rapid growth. Anyhow, there are two kinds of economies and the kind that will monopolize your time from sunrise to moonrise and keep you humping for ward threading needles or flashing crochet hooks, and maybe make some body sour at that, especially when that willing old second-hand man of fers to relieve you of all the non essential dry goods, woodware and Ironware for cash, it is for you to watch out that the goblins of regret ind disgust don't get you. Foolish Habit to Acquire. Unless it is a case of "have to" the tendency always to create something new out of something old is not sc commendable in modern housekeep ing as some might think, and for the following reasons: In the first place most of us claim hat modern dry goods, has not the durability it was known to have 50 years ago. Therefore it doesn't al ways pay to make over something old. since much of the wear is gone. Then there is always some doubt as to the fit. or presentability of a made-over thing, and the market for all kinds ol discards, including furniture as well as clothes, being always open, it is generally easy to dispose of things that are in the way. Besides, the housewife who wishes to be classed as "up to date" must grant herself sufficient leisure to neu tralize the domestic strain with social or intellectual felicities, so a few oi those laborious economies must bf -;ut out. Here are some samples of erring economies that increase the burden of daily housework: A mother with four children and an excellent income unraveled a knitted sweater that was a little tattered on one shoulder and sagged on one side and crocheted twe pairs of house slippers of the ravel 'ngs. This used up all of her afternoon leisure for two weeks. By darning carefully and stretching this sweater a little, which would have taken hei only a few minutes, she could easily have disposed of it. Washing Crepe de Chine. Washing crepe de chine is no mor difficult than to wash a frock of col ored muslin. If tepid water and good soap are used with care it will comc from the laundry as triumphantly as a piece of white linen. Do not let il lie in the water -longer than is abso lutely necessary, rinse thoroughly, am; when half dry press on the wrong side with a medium hot iron. If of a deli cate color the garment must be drier 'n a shady place after pressing. For Young Housekeepers. An acceptable engagement present for the girl who expects to go tc housekeeping in a small apartment is a set of cook books in a small rack the size to stand in the pantry. Stand books and all are not moro than six inches square, yet contain a numbei of valuable recipes. The little books are attractively bound in red or green leather, witt gilt edges, and the titles lettered or the back. There is a book on cock tails, a book on odd dishes, on sand wiches and on the chafing dish. Cleaning and Bleaching Hats. The following mixture is recoin mended for cleaning and bleaching straw hats. It can be used on ex pensive Panama straws without injur ing the material: Sodium bisulphate five drams; tartaric acid, one dram; borax, five drams. Moisten a smaj quantity of the powder and apply h with a tooth brush to the hat. First remove) the band. Odors in Refrigerator. Burn a paper in the refrigerator and It will remove all odors. DRIVEN ALMOST CRAZY. Bakersfield, Cal., Woman's Awful Suf> ferlng. Mrs. H. W. Heagy, lf.15 L St., Ba keFH&rid, Cal., says: "Doctors failed to üelp m« and I was in despair. The kidney secretions scalded terribly and passed too freely. I often staggered as if drunk. I could not lie in bed over hall an hour. My side was numb, sight affected, and a tingling sensa tion covered my body. It actually seemed as if I wpuld go crazy. I was saved from fatal Bright's disease by Doan's Kidney Pills and my health im proved wonderfully." Remember the name—Doan's. For sale by all dealers. 50 cents a bo*. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. j: Wfâwh TOO LATE. Dr. Pillem—There must bo some thing radically wrong with your sys tem to have your hair fall out so. You will have to diet. Skantlox—Dye it? I'm afraid, doc, there's not enough of it left to dye. A Bernhardt Trick. Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, who is sup posed to be something of an artist as well as an actress, was recently call ed upon in one of her marvelous crea tions to enact the role of a sculptor, and lo model a certain bust in view ot the audience. This fairly electrified the critics, but when going into rhap sodies over the technical skill in han dling the clay which Mme. Bernhardt: exhibited they showed that they knew little of the artistic tricks of actors and actresscs; as a matter of fact, she does nothing of the kind. Tlio bust, is modeled and baked, and over it is placed damp clay of the same color. This the talented actress merely pulls off, exposing the beautifully modeled head underneath. And They Wondered. Judge Nicholas Longworth, who used to sit on Ohio's supreme bench, looked unnaturally grave, and a neighbor, in recognition of his facial depression, named a pet owl "Judge Longworth." It Ayas the very next day that an excited maid broke up his wife's garden party. "Oh, madam," said she. "Madam! Judge Longvvorth has laid an egg." A Treasure. "Your new maid looks very dis creet.'' "Indeed, she is. She even knocks at all the drawers before opening them."—Pole Meie. One of the first necessities of our j life is that we grow upward like men. j When we cease to aspire we descend ! in the scale.—Freston. Summer Comfort 1 here's solid satisfac tion and delightful re freshment in a glass of Iced Postum Served with Sugar and a little Lemon. Postum contains the natural food elements of ii iicl grains and is really a food drink that relieves fatigue and quenches the thirst. Pure, Wholesome, Delicious "There 's a Reason" POST I'M CERKAL CO., Ltd. IiuMlc Creek, Mi.-h.